Hip American Gothic

Looking at couples over the first nine years of marriage, the study found:

• More frequent marijuana use by husbands and wives (two-to-three times per month or more often) predicted less frequent intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration by husbands.

• Husbands’ marijuana use also predicted less frequent IPV perpetration by wives.

Couples in which both spouses used marijuana frequently reported the least frequent IPV perpetration.

• The relationship between marijuana use and reduced partner violence was most evident among women who did not have histories of prior antisocial behavior.

The study’s lead author is Philip H. Smith, PhD, a recent doctoral graduate of the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions and now associate research scientist in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University.

It is based on research data collected by lead investigator Kenneth Leonard, PhD, director of the UB Research Institute on Addictions. The study was supported by a grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to Leonard and a grant to Smith from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Exactly the sort of scientific research that can benefit society and law. Guaranteed to be ignored by the overwhelming majority of our lawmakers – and the idjits who vote for them.

Also of interest appearing the week another report finds dramatic reduction in prescription drugs overdoses in states with medical marijuana access.

  1. Kevin Roa says:


  2. Rich says:

    I say all the trouble is just caching against the day when they stop doing dope and have it out, at which time they will kill each other.

  3. RR1 says:

    Well duh.

  4. High Y'all ? says:

    Pot smokers are afraid of reality. They smoke to mask out their failures in life, including marriage.


  5. Tim says:

    It’s because we spend so much quiet time alone. If she pesters me then I tell her “not now, i have a headache” and go back into the bathroom to make it hurt some more…

    Oh. Thats *perpetration* and not *penetration*?

    never mind.

  6. t0llyb0ng says:

    Did you forget?  It’s No Agenda Sunday.  CIA desperate to keep the idiot public terrified of an attack on the homeland.  (German: die Heimat.)

    “You cried Brolph once too often.”


  7. Tim says:



  8. NewFormatSux says:

    So Bill should have inhaled?

  9. BigBoyBC says:

    Yeah, as long as their supply is plentiful and shared equally, but the moment it runs out or one of them starts hording, blood will flow…

  10. medicalmarijuanastrains says:

    dude looks a little thin for that Queen Green — They’re probably selling it to the teenagers…

  11. deowll says:

    That may in fact have a lot of truth to it. Pot users forget a lot of each others trespasses and of course they do tend to be smooth and not all that pushy however use of some of the concentrates have resulted in killings and seriously hostile behavior. There a lot of chemicals in pot and the concentrates change the mix.


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